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    The Barkati saga in West Bengal

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 12:05am on June 08, 2017

    RECENTLY in Kolkata, a saga played itself out that is quite interesting. Barkati, the infamous imam of the famous Tipu Sultan Mosque situated in central Kolkata was removed from his imam position by the mosque authorities amidst huge protests against him by fellow Muslims...

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    War on terror was always about initiating aggressive wars

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 08, 2017

    AT THIS stage in the ‘game’, 16 years since 9/11 ushered in the US-led ‘war on terror’ — with multiple attacks now occurring across Europe and multiple wars across the MENA region — it is time for everyone in the west to start to reflect far more deeply on these matters...

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    Indian high commissioner’s good tidings for Bangladesh elections

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on June 08, 2017

    THE Indian high commissioner Harsh Vardhan Sringhla, in a recent address to the Diplomatic Correspondents Association of Bangladesh, said something extremely significant...

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    Multimedia-based education needs proper monitoring

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 08, 2017

    Governments initiative to offer lessons for school children in multimedia classrooms is proving to be ineffective, which is totally antithetical to the vision of the incumbents of a ‘Digital Bangladesh.’...

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    Bank bailout funds deprive other important sectors

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 08, 2017

    THE government’s spending Tk 146.55 billion on bailing out state-owned banks in the past eight years is gravely concerning and, therefore, unacceptable in that such recapitalisation only encourages financial misgovernance when financial reforms and good governance in the banking sector are left unattended...

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    Role, obligation and responsibility of attorney general

    by Ismet Zerin Khan | Updated at 12:05am on June 07, 2017

    ARECENT news report titled ‘Hot Exchanges between AG, Kamal Hossain disrupt apex court hearing’ published in the New Age newspaper on May 18 is an eye opener and whistle blower for our constitutional practices...

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    Hasina defies stereotyping in Bangla politics to beat her opponents

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 07, 2017

    INVENTING and reinventing herself in the political power game in the past decades has been key to Hasina’s survival and flourishing....

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    The west’s war on free speech

    by Tony Cartalucci | Updated at 12:05am on June 07, 2017

    WITH a name like the ‘National Democratic Institute’ (NDI) one might expect the US state department-funded, corporate-financier chaired front to be the premier proponent of freedom and democracy worldwide...

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    The Saudi hand in British foreign policy

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 07, 2017

    THE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia always knows when it’s onto a good thing. That particular ‘thing’, in the few days left before the UK elections, is the May government...

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    The puzzle of continuing impunity

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on June 07, 2017

    SOME years ago, in 2011, there was a phenomenon called the ‘grease devils’ that struck fear in communities in different parts of the country, and particularly those living in areas in which the Tamil people predominate....

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